It’s Friday night, and some of us are going to (safely) enjoy our weekend with a few drinks. But come Sunday when it’s time to watch some football – unless you thought ahead – you will be washing down your pizza with a coke instead of a beer. This article got me thinking: could/would/should Georgia repeal or stop enforcing blue laws?
Right now, Georgians can’t buy any type of alcohol in a convenience or grocery store on Sunday, but store owners are asking the state legislature to change that.
Georgia, Connecticut and Indiana are the only three states in the U.S. that don’t allow alcohol sales at convenience and grocery stores on Sunday.
Trade organizations that represent store owners said that 2007 is the year that they hope to change that law in the Georgia legislature.
They plan to ask the legislature to pass a law that would allow the sale of beer and wine, not liquor on Sunday like the majority of U.S. states already do.
Down here in smaller cities like Statesboro, the law is strictly enforced; last call on Saturday is midnight and ABSOLUTELY no alcohol can be served or purchased until Monday afternoon. Some of the fines and punishments are utterly outrageous. In Savannah I know it’s a bit more lax, but there is still no purchasing of booze on Sunday.
Now, I understand those are city and county laws, but could statewide legislation set a precedent?
I want to know if y’all think it’s possible, and why it is or is not a good thing. What do y’all think?